How to Request a Home Visit

Please telephone Bower Mount Medical Practice before 10.30am if you are requesting a home visit. Patients are usually telephoned by their doctor prior to the visit to make an assessment as to the suitability and requirements during their visit. Please press option 2 on the phone.

Home visits are only for housebound patients who are too ill or frail to attend the surgery.  (Transport responsibility remains with the patient).

 

Reasons For A Home Visit

  • Bedbound
  • Terminally ill
  • Would come to serious harm if moved
 

Unsuitable

  • No transport or money
  • Children, young people and anyone who is mobile
  • Social reasons or for convenience
 

The Small Print

  • Patients do not have an automatic right to a home visit
  • Under their terms of working, doctors are required to consider home visits for medical reasons only
  • If you think you qualify for a home visit, please ring before 10.30am
  • All visit requests will be medically assessed to check if appropriate
  • Other help more appropriate

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